Rail trails provide the community and visitors a place to enjoy the local flora and fauna in a safe environment. The rail trail being created on the old railway line also means that the area will no longer be neglected as it currently is.
Some of the unused rail corridors in NSW have already been cut by freeways and other developments; all are generally neglected and undervalued. Rail trails will protect these corridors, making them highly valued assets of the communities they pass through. Rail trails keep corridors intact for the public use and available for future transport needs.